Be prepared to answer 1 of the following essays 35. Both “Seventh Grade” and “Melting Pot” describe struggles that involve the main characters. Choose one of the stories and describe the struggle, the people involved, and how those involved ultimately benefit from the struggle.
36. The writers of both “Seventh Grade” and “Melting Pot” use idioms in their stories. In a brief essay, explain the difference between the literal meaning and intended meaning of an idiom. Then, choose an idiom from either “Seventh Grade” or “Melting Pot” and answer these questions: What is the literal meaning of the idiom? What is the intended meaning of the idiom? How does the intended meaning affect your interest in or understanding of the character or situation being described?